Field Security Officer (Duhok and Northern Nineveh)
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This Purpose of Position will be used in the WVI Careers site, and if applicable, advertisements. Please describe the role in 2-3 concise sentences. Focus on the core of what this role is supposed to achieve. Describe the purpose of this position and how this position contributes to achieving department objectives and the management and performance of others.
To support the Zonal Manager, Response Director and the Response Security Manager in ensuring that effective security measures for the Response Office programs are both appropriately planned for and addressed within the national context. Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by establishing security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security at the Zonal level.
Strategy & Planning
Assist the Response Security Manager in Implementing the Response security strategy in alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the Zonal Office is appropriately supported.
Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Context Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training.
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the Zonal Staff.
Work with the Zonal Response Programme Manager and other managers as appropriate to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.
Ensure Zonal Context Risk Ratings are established and updated as required.
Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Context Risk Ratings for the offices within area of responsibility.
Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents
Conduct security investigations when required.
Conduct site visits with Operations team to conduct new area Security Risk Assessment to assist in expanding operational reach/portfolio.
Networking and External Liaison/Engagement
Represent WV at local NGO security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.
Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination.
Capacity Building and Technical Training
Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the response office capacity building plan for Zone Staff based on local security risk assessments.
Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance.
Reporting and Documentation
Provide a regular security report to the Response Security Manager and National Security Coordinator.
Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.
Build the capacity of the field-based security focal persons where present.
Collect, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately.
Maintain all required security documents, to be reviewed and updated regularly and/or when needed.
Transportation and Fleet Coordination
Coordinate transportation service provided by a third party for conducting World Vision’s business
Facilitate requests for transport from staff to conduct World Vision business, or with the proper approval.
Ensure the vehicle tracking system is up to date and functional.
Establish standardization for the vehicle fleet regarding equipment, safety and maintenance.
Oversee daily vehicle mileage and fuel consumption recordkeeping.
Prepare timely requisitions for spare parts and maintain an appropriate stock.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience of 2 yrs.’ in humanitarian security management.
Police/Law Enforcement Training and experience is preferred.
No previous criminal record or convictions
REQUIRED: Confirmed employment of the Field Security Coordinator is contingent on him/her passing the HEAT training course within 90 days of employment or approved OCS equivalent (probation period)
At least three (1) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors).
Strategic / Managerial
Knowledge of fleet management and journey management
Experience in operating in high security risk environment/ armed conflict situations.
Ability to communicate well in Arabic and Kurdish (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis.
Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis.
Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Valid Passport and Driver License
First Aid qualified preferred.
Demonstrated experience in delivering security training.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis)
Practical knowledge of tools, mechanisms and procedures for personal and organizational security.
Professional - always behave in professional manner and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings
Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values.
Minimum (1) years’ experience working with UN Agency / NGO plus relevant field security experience.
Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management.
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically (and possibly internationally) up to 50% of the time.
Non-standard work hours due to the nature of the security occurrences – may be asked outside of normal office hours.